August 30, 2014
by Julie Deisher
The UK's Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC) on Friday changed the threat level for terrorist attacks against the UK from "substantial" to "severe," indicating that a terrorist attack against the UK is highly likely, although there is no evidence to suggest an attack is imminent. In addition to ...[read more]
July 23, 2014
by Ann Schober
UK Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday announced plans to enact new laws that will protect girls from the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM), procedures that intentionally alter or injure the female genitalia for non-medical reasons. The practice is often motivated by cultural, ...[read more]
July 15, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
Civil liberties groups on Monday sued the UK's Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) known as MI6, alleging that the agency accesses data from undersea cables in violation of the rights to private life and freedom of expression. The case will be heard by the Investigatory Powers Tribunal. The ...[read more]
November 16, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
UK Prime Minister David Cameron demanded that the Sri Lankan government conduct its own investigation into allegations of war crimes committed during the 26-year civil war with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). Cameron emphasized the need for reconciliation and justice. He also ...[read more]
August 29, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
The UK government on Thursday provided justification for a possible strike on Syria, in the face of public backlash. Prime Minister David Cameron spoke in front of British Parliament, giving validation on humanitarian grounds in addition to the need to prevent the use of chemical weapons. Cameron ...[read more]
August 12, 2013
by Daniel Mullen
UK authorities announced on Monday that they are considering legal action against Spain to force the country to loosen border controls in Gibraltar. British Prime Minister David Cameron accused Spain of blocking British fishing vessels in disproportionate numbers and said Spain was "politically ...[read more]
May 5, 2013
by Keith Herting
A group of 20 Tory MPs on Saturday have urged UK Prime Minister David Cameron to hold a nationwide referendum on remaining within the European Union (EU) prior to the next general election in 2015. In January, Cameron promised that if his party were to win the next election in 2015, the Tories ...[read more]
January 23, 2013
by Brandon Gatto
UK Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday announced his plan for a nationwide referendum on whether the UK should remain part of the European Union (EU) following the country's next election in 2015. Though Cameron stressed reluctance to leave the EU altogether, he explained that the ...[read more]
October 29, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
A former prisoner began proceedings against the British government last week after Prime Minister David Cameron announced that he would not comply with a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) requiring the government to remove its blanket prohibition on prisoner voting rights. The ...[read more]
October 15, 2012
by Dan DeRight
UK Prime Minister David Cameron and Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond on Monday formally agreed to hold a referendum regarding the independence of Scotland, potentially ending the union between the two nations in place since the Union with England Act of 1707. The agreement to allow the ...[read more]

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